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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jan 21, 2011 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box Sets, Biz Models and Free Access

I respectfully think your wrong on that issue about Bob and Mickey, they are free to spend time with whoever they want, if you or i disagree with it, then we should not support them by spending our money on their product, but to try and write letters to get someone in the USA to not do something is wrong, this is america you are free to associate and hang out with whomever you choose. I did not get into the dead because of their politics but because I like the music, personally I could give a shit as to who they hang out with or do shows for or what their politics are. Again Monte I respectfully disagree with you

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 22, 2011 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box Sets, Biz Models and Free Access

Different strokes for different folks.

Myself, and countless thousands of my peers, got into GD because of "their scene" -- not just because of their incredible music. Back then the Grateful Dead family were our favorite characters. Their scene was our scene, and visa-versa.

Phil's 1967 quote says it all, to my ears: "I think that personally, the more people that turn on, the better world it's gonna be. In essence, the scene has grown up with us, and we have grown up with the scene. We've all grown up together."

The annual BG rendezvous is about bad people getting together to do bad things to our world. This is about who is who, what you believe, and how you live your life. It's about your "character" and who you are. It's about how we hang out together in our communities. Most of all, it's about living in a sensible way, in a peaceful society, and maintaining a sustainable planet for young people. They deserve to have a decent life in the future. I think we've lost it. I wish that young people could explain to me why I'm wrong. I hope the future proves me wrong.

To put it your way, Jer was free to do what he wanted, and he was free to hang out with anyone he wanted. Persian heroin dope killed him. I would suggest it matters 100%. It seems to me, after that, then everyone cared like hell about how Jer did that.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jan 23, 2011 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box Sets, Biz Models and Free Access

I guess monte you and I share a much different view here, I respect your passion to the issue and the love you have of GD but for me in the end they are just a band and in the end they are responsible to make their own choices as to who they hang or don't hang with. Jerry was free to do what ever he wanted as are Bob and Mickey as I see it. They are not elected politicians. In my viewpoint I could care less as to who they hang out with. To me politics and the dead and all other bands should be separate. I don't go to shows to hear anyone's political view point. I go for the music. Whatever they do in their free time is their business, not any of mine! I personally think as a musician you end up turning off a section of your fans when you throw your own politics into it. But in the end to each their own! Nice discussion here Monte! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 23, 2011 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box Sets, Biz Models and Free Access

Thank you for chiming in, my brother. This discussion is helpful to many people, including myself. I wish you well. Peace to you and everyone.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Jan 23, 2011 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box Sets, Biz Models and Free Access

Same to you pal!